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In Berlin, Making Street Art That Sings

A street artist’s boombox posters turn cell phones into cassette tapes

A McDonald's for Architecture Snobs

Forget tacky counters and mass-produced booths. This French McDonald's offers a sleek design for the modern family

Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched

Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

Why I Love (and Sometimes Hate) My City: Sala Udin on Pittsburgh

The former city councilman has worked for decades to revitalize one of Pittsburgh's most dangerous and deteriorated neighborhoods.

Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

A cartographic comparison of Atlanta, from post-confederate reconstruction to postmodern boom-town

The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Postcard From Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

New power plants, pictures from space and a fight over a centuries-old newborn twin tradition 

Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools

For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

A new line of HUD grants will help communities improve their planning, mass transit and walkability

6 Successful Crowdfunded Public Art Projects

With funding for the arts at an all-time low, these projects still managed to get off the ground thanks to websites like Kickstarter

Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

Your City is Full of Bees

New York City's newly discovered bee and what it taught me about nature in the most urban of places

An Architecture Firm That Likes Its Urbanism 'Messy'

Kansas City's eldo has managed to merge modern design and 'hyper functionality' in its latest set of projects

Mongolian City to Build an Artificial Glacier for Air Conditioning

An enormous ice sheet will emit cool air that will be pumped through the city of Ulan Bator